India to send industry delegation for copper mining opportunities in Zambia.

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Geography

Topic: Resources – World and India –Metals.

Issue: Copper Mining.

Context: India’s Mines Ministry proposed sending an industry delegation to Zambia for potential copper exploration and mining projects.


  1. Zambia holds 6% of global copper reserves and is the eighth-largest producer in the world.
  2. Copper is vital in construction, consumer durables, transportation, and clean energy technologies.
  3. India has low-grade copper ore (less than 1% metal content) compared to the international average of 2.5%). Top of Form

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